Academic Careers

In the academic sector, it’s still true that the higher the qualification level, the lower the percentage of women is. Through certain measures such as legal provisions and measures promoting women in research, the percentage has risen, but there is still a long way to go until we have reached equal opportunity for all.

JGU has developed a series of equality measures meant to take into consideration the different career phases young female researchers go through – especially the critical mid-career phase after achieving a doctorate.

For example , the program for young female researchers (Programm für den Weiblichen Wissenschaftsnachwuchs (ProWeWin)) offers long-term support in the form of training and personal advising.

Young female researchers can take advantage of individual mentoring offers in nearly all of the university’s faculties (University Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, and (links in German)).

Furthermore, there is a position specifically to promote equal opportunity, and the

In order for universities to be able to implement this active recruitment (and for one’s own positioning), we recommend that female researchers register themselves in the relevant databases (German).